Yannick Arbaut, Allen & Overy

Yannick Arbaut Yannick is a partner in Allen & Overy’s Luxembourg investment funds and fund regulation practice. He specialises in the structuring, setting up and registration of Luxembourg regulated and unregulated investment funds investing across a variety of asset classes, ranging from real estate, private equity, infrastructure, debt and social impact investments to equity, bonds and derivatives. Yannick also regularly advises institutional investors on their participation in Luxembourg investment funds and assists fund management companies on their licence applications and extensions as well as on  regulatory issues. He is a member of Allen & Overy’s Social Finance and Impact Investment Executive Committee.
09.35 - 10.20

Luxembourg as a PE hub: why the trend is accelerating

The PE fund business relies on administration and operations teams that can react fast. As strong growth figures testify, Luxembourg’s reputation as a reliable hub from which to serve the European alternative fund market has gone global. Many local expert practitioners and service providers work together seamlessly to ensure the best outcome for deals in any market. Panellists discuss what is needed to continue and even grow the trend.


10.50 - 11.35

Embrace technology, maximise efficiency

Cloud-based solutions, machine learning, blockchain, etc. – how necessary, difficult, beneficial is it really to embark upon the technology (r)evolution?


11.35 - 11.55

Secondaries: the wind of change?

Interview: Shift from a niche market to a functional and active market place with sophisticated players.


13.15 - 13.45

Masterclass – The fundamentals of capital call financing: why and how?

Key features of capital call financings and insights on the questions that funds, lenders and investors should consider.

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14.10 - 14.50

Private debt – opportunities and challenges

Negative yields force investors to plunge into riskier debt. Technologies are shaking the traditional way of doing business. What is the investment climate for private debt in the key European markets? How will the industry face the next downturn when it finally arrives? EU regulations are still to be tested in a downturn.


14.50 - 15.25

Tax aspects of PE – a lifelong learning experience

ATAD, BEPS Action point 6 (substance) and DAC Mandatory Disclosure Rules- how to deal with the new EU rules in practice. What are the impacts on PE fund structuring?


16.15 - 16.55

PE for the greater Good

Private equity investors aim at creating thriving businesses. They are no strangers to long-term strategies, which makes ESG aspects and active ownership crucial elements of their investments decisions. What about the financial rewards? Are PE and ESG really a match made in heaven?